Fordham Law School co-sponsored an admission ceremony for the U.S. Court of International Trade on October 30. The court has nationwide jurisdiction over civil actions arising out of the customs and international trade laws of the United States.
The event, organized by the Fordham Law International Affinity Group, spotlighted the court’s important role in resolving disputes within the international trade community — among nations, individuals, foreign and domestic manufacturers, consumer groups, trade associations, labor unions, and concerned citizens. The affinity group is co-chaired by Raymond Dowd ’91, a partner at Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP, and Alejandro Cremades ’09, executive chairman of CoFoundersLaw.
The court’s Chief Judge Timothy C. Stanceu and Judge Gary S. Katzmann welcomed the more than 40 Fordham Law alumni — including Caroline Hailey ’03, Hardin Rowley ’12, and Lily Belhadia ’16, who were admitted to practice before the court. Attendees also included current Fordham Law students and representatives from the co-sponsoring organizations: Federal Bar Association, The Network of Bar Leaders, New York County Lawyers Association, and Puerto Rican Bar Association.
Fordham Law Dean Matthew Diller lauded the service-oriented mindset of the alumni attendees. “You are eager to foster the rule of law—and ready and willing to serve for and with all international trade constituencies: nation-states, individuals, foreign and domestic manufacturers, consumer groups, labor unions, concerned citizens,” he said. “We are proud of what you have done in your careers and are looking forward to seeing what you will accomplish as attorneys newly admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of International Trade.”